Is it possible to mount router guide bushings on a sawstop router table?


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There's nothing about the SS router table itself that would restrict using a guide bushing. The inserts determine if they're compatible. I have a set of Jessem (I believe) inserts and one of them does take PC bushings.

FWIW, I saw a similar set to the one shown above at Harbor Freight the other day for $15.

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Not to be a troll, but why would you use a router guide bushing in a table?  A guide bushing is used most often to route inside a template from above. A router bit with a bearing seems to be the way to go when routing from underneath on a table. Am I missing something?

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2 hours ago, Barron said:

Not to be a troll, but why would you use a router guide bushing in a table?  A guide bushing is used most often to route inside a template from above. A router bit with a bearing seems to be the way to go when routing from underneath on a table. Am I missing something?

I’m kind of betting that op meant bearings instead of bushings. If not, I’m with you. 

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Bushings or bearings can be used for pattern work, but the offset that you have with a bushing can make the math infinitely more complex. The only time I use a bushing is when I want a specific offset that can be had by choosing the right combination of bit & bushing. I rarely use bushings & haven't had occasion to need one in the router table, but that time may come.

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